Our Mission

We stand for mass systematic change, putting diverse youth voices at the forefront of our campaign towards the UK Government, to ensure a liveable future for all. The way things are being done at the moment is unsustainable and it is our aim to bring about a social change to develop a sustainable form of living that puts people above profit.

UKSCN believes that we need to bring everyone with us in decarbonising and changing our economy. Therefore, UKSCN is inherently anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-transphobic, as climate justice cannot be reached without social justice.

 

Our History

UKSCN was set up by a small group of volunteers on 1st December 2018, inspired by Greta Thunberg and the international Fridays For Future movement. Our first national strikes happened on 15th February 2019, and since then young people have mobilised across the country, taking part in monthly Friday strikes, to demand system change in order to halt the climate crisis. We have taken part in global climate strikes, alongside many other countries in March, May and November, and on 20th September 2019, 350,000 students and adults went on strike across the nation, demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. Check out our map of local groups and see how much we’ve grown!

What we do

We are a group of youth strikers who work together to support youth strikes all over England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We run campaigns, work with other national movements and provide support to over 100 local groups across the country. We aim to create a new generation of young activists who are educated about society and the change we need, in order to work with other movements to change the system we live in.

Our Demands

We have 4 key demands: to Save the Future, Tell the Future, Teach the Future and Empower the Future. Find out more about these here.

 

What can you do

We need everyone on board, and there are loads of ways you can get involved! Find your next nearest strike, or start your own. If you are under 22, you can volunteer your time with our national team. You can also donate to the campaign.

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